Subject: Re: Windows 98 Printing Problem
From: Piotr Banski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 28 2002 - 05:04:25 CST
I understand this was meant for the list. Or at least that you wouldn't
mind me forwarding it to the list.
On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, Francisco [iso-8859-1] Bornéo wrote:
> At 10:19 28/1/2002 +0100, you wrote:
> >No. That means you're using the latest version for which an official
> >windows binary was created. Please try
> I'll try the link above, too. Could you explain to me, and I think to
> someone else, what exactly means "an official windows binary". The
> version 0.9.6-1 is not the latest for windows? I'm running this
> version and some time ago someone told me to install version 0.9.9.
> (And if iwas using this version 0.9.9 I would not have problems with
> brazilian spellchecker...)
> In his message Ted wrote:
> "Forgive me for being dense when it comes to computer programming -- I
> wouldn't even know what a CVS build is. :-)"
> Me, either.
> Can you explain what is a CVS? If I know what does it means maybe I
> can decide if I want to instal or not. But, dear Piotr, remenber you
> are not talking to a programmer, a developer. I'm just a user who
> likes much AW, so be patience with mine, probability, stupid doubts.
AbiWord is modified on a daily, or rather hourly, basis. CVS is a system
which allows many people to work on the same source at the same time. From
time to time, when the developers consider it necessary/worthwhile, a
snapshot of the source is blessed as an official release and made
accessible, also in binary form, from AbiWord www pages.
But you can also get a CVS snapshot any time you wish, provided you have
the necessary skills (not a problem, this is nicely described on the www
pages), bandwith (problem), and disk space (oh yeah, a problem
again). Oh, and if you have a C++ compiler (trivial for Linux, costly for
So some kind souls offer CVS snapshots, as source tarballs and/or
binaries, taken either at regular intervals (Jeremy Davis, Uwog) or when
they see something new and interesting and at the same time they see that
the whole package is stable (Nikolaj Brandt Jensen). I included a link to
Nikolaj's version, cause this should give you the least trouble. Myself,
I'm a regular downloader of Jeremy's builds and source packages. (When my
computer's motherboard isn't fried and waiting for replacement, that is,
*sigh*.) Marc/Uwog's rpm builds are for Linux. (BTW: thanks, guys! :-) )
You can find all the CVS-snapshot-download addresses in the developer
section of Abi pages.
Now, why isn't the lastest, 0.99.1 release listed on Abi pages? Because so
far, this is only a source/*nix release. Why? I have no idea whatsoever.
All I know is that the recent mail traffic on this list proves this to be
a problem. Grab Nikolaj's version, this is even better than 0.99.1 cause
it has some more bugs fixed.
> By the way, what does means HTH?
HTH = "Hope this helps"
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